Ice Cold in Alex (1958) - Rotten Tomatoes

Ice Cold in Alex1958

Ice Cold in Alex (1958)





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In this suspenseful war film, set during WW II in North Africa, an alcoholic army officer travels to Alexandria in an ambulance. His travelling companions are two nurses and a South African officer. Mid-way one of the nurses is killed. The drunk and the other nurse stop their romance and the South African is exposed as a German spy.

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John Mills
as Captain Anson
Anthony Quayle
as Captain van der Poel
Sylvia Syms
as Sister Murdoch
Harry Andrews
as M.S.M. Pugh
Diane Clare
as Sister Denise Norton
Richard Leech
as Capt. Crosbie
Liam Redmond
as Brigadier
Peter Arne
as British Officer
David Lodge
as CMP Captain
Allan Cuthbertson
as Staff Officer
Michael Nightingale
as C.M.P. Captain
Basil Hoskins
as C.M.P. Lieutenant
Walter Gotell
as 1st German Officer
Frederick Jaeger
as 2nd German Officer
Richard Marner
as German Guard
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Critic Reviews for Ice Cold in Alex

All Critics (4)

Thompson, whose best films were often ensemble pieces just like this, reliably finds room for humor, camaraderie and even romance amid the sand, sweat and string of severe tests the crew faces in their quest

April 26, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

"Ice Cold in Alex" is white-knuckle thriller... Character and tension, that's all there is and that's more than enough.

March 23, 2021 | Full Review…

Ice Cold in Alex is a near-perfect picture until it stumbles in the home stretch.

April 17, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

This film is hard to tell apart from many other tropical treks and the love interest is even more cursory than usual.

February 4, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Ice Cold in Alex

a rousing old fashioned adventure set in ww2 north africa. more character driven than most war films and very british. good show. be sure to get the brit version if u can as i think a good 45 mins were cut for the american release aka desert attack.

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